I spent a couple days in Chicago with my daughter and granddaughter and had a great time.
We were trapped in a room with a zombie! We took part in a Room Escape Adventure in the Fine Arts building in Chicago.
I never know what my daughter is going to get me involved in. I didn’t want to do it but….I have to admit that it was a lot of fun. You are grouped with other people and have 60 minutes to discover all the clues in the room so you can get out before the zombie eats you…….we didn’t make it.
For some reason my daughter is really into heights. These photos were taken from the 360 Chicago which used to be the John Hancock Center.
Kimberly did the Tilt…..1,000 feet above the ground and they tilt you! There was no way I was doing it!
You can see Navy Pier here. We were there around sunset on Friday night and the views were fantastic.
Sunset from the 360 Chicago.
We also went to Skydeck Chicago which is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. There is a ledge that extends out 4.3 foot from the Skydeck. My daughter and granddaughter both went out on it and have photos…..I tried but……I just couldn’t do it.
Have you seen the scopes you can use to take selfies? I told my daughter that I had ordered one (which should get here today) and she thought they were the silliest things to buy. Well, everywhere you looked people were using them so……before too long guess who bought one? I think she needs more practice with it.
We stayed at the Hotel Palomor Chicago which was right downtown. I can’t believe I forgot to take a photo of our room! We were on the 14th floor and went swimming on the 17th floor….what a view.
We also ate at Smith & Wollensky which is in Marina City. The sixty tower buildings were built in 1964 and I can remember my grandmother taking me there when it opened and we toured the different studio, one bedroom and two bedroom condos that were available then.
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This was just a couple blocks from our hotel and we walked there Saturday night. It started snowing while we were eating which made for a slippery walk back. It is amazing how busy downtown Chicago is at night.